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Water law

The Interior Department's Water 2025: Blueprint for Balance, or Just Better Business as Usual?

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR or the Bureau) observed its centennial in 2002, and celebrated 100 years of building dams and supplying water for irrigation and other purposes in the western United States.1...

Markets, Mechanisms, Institutions, and the Future of Water

Water scarcity is no longer a threat, it is a reality. Increasing populations throughout the country and the world are putting increased pressure on existing supplies of freshwater. Cities, states, and regions are scrambling to find...

Upper Black Squirrel Creek Ground Water Management Dist. v. Goss

The court holds that a groundwater management district, rather than the state water commission, has the authority to issue or refuse to issue well withdrawal curtailment orders within management district boundaries. An individual well...